February 4, 2022
Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition
that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change, cause your body to overheat, and lead to constipation and kidney stones.
When you’re getting enough fluids, urine flows freely, is light in color and free of odor. When your body is not
getting enough fluids, urine concentration, color, and odor increases because the kidneys trap extra fluid for
If you chronically drink too little, you may be at higher risk for kidney stones, especially in warm climates,
Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function. Adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration and the result is constipation.
“Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps up the fiber and acts like a broom
to keep your bowel functioning properly,” says Koelemay.